Planning to upgrade to a mid-size SUV and considering the 2022 Honda Passport? Well, here is a detailed comparison article between the 2022 Passport and the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe by White’s Honda to give you a better idea of what the Passport has to offer and what makes it better than the Santa Fe. Contact us today to schedule a test drive.
The 2022 Passport gets a couple of interesting updates that include a redesigned exterior with a bolder front end, a chunkier grille, and rugged front and rear bumpers. Most of the trims receive a new standard rear-seat reminder system, contrast-stitched leather-appointed seats in the EX-L trim, and the availability of the Honda Performance Development (HDP) package. A new off-road-oriented TrailSport edition has also been added to the 2022 Passport’s lineup. The 2022 Passport is available in three trims, namely EX-L, TrailSport, and Elite. In terms of pricing, the base EX-L trim carries a price tag of $37,870 MSRP while the top-end Elite trim costs $45,430 MSRP.
2022 Honda Passport
2022 Hyundai Santa Fe
||2.5-liter Inline-four Cylinder|
|280 hp / 262 ft-lbs.
||Horsepower / Torque
||191 hp / 181 ft-lbs.|
|41.2 cu. ft.
||36.4 cu. ft.|
|7.5 inches.||Ground Clearance
It is clear that the 2022 Passport is a lot more powerful than the Hyundai Santa Fe. Even though Santa Fe offers an optional 2.5-liter turbocharged engine, its power output is also similar to what the Passport’s base engine generates. The Passport’s ride quality is balanced thanks to precise and apt steering response and linear power output. On the other hand, Santa Fe’s ride is firm and the base engine’s performance is far more underwhelming compared to its counterparts.
Coming to the interior, the Honda Passport offers plenty of space and is also well-equipped. Passenger space is plenty, and this makes for a comfortable drive. Santa Fe’s second-row seats are a bit cramped compared to the Passport. All the Passport trims come with leather-trimmed seats, power-adjustable driver’s seats, and heated front seats. The Santa Fe does not offer the same set of features on its base trim. Also, the Passport offers 41.2 cubic feet of cargo space making it an all-around practical, and convenient SUV.
Both the SUVs get eight-inch touchscreen displays along with Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay®, and Bluetooth connectivity. It is worth noting that Santa Fe offers an optional 10.25-inch touchscreen display on the higher trims. But that doesn’t go without saying that the Passport’s infotainment system is just as refined as the Santa Fe.